By Ariane Lourie Harrison
As architects and architects, we fight to reconcile ever expanding environmental, humanitarian, and technological calls for put on our initiatives. Our new geological period, the Anthropocene, marks people because the biggest environmental strength on the earth and means that traditional anthropocentric techniques to layout needs to accommodate a extra complicated figuring out of the interrelationship among structure and environment
Here, for the 1st time, editor Ariane Lourie Harrison collects the essays of architects, theorists, and sustainable designers that jointly supply a framework for a posthuman knowing of the layout surroundings. An introductory essay defines the foremost phrases, recommendations, and precedents for a posthuman method of structure, and 9 totally illustrated case reports of constructions from worldwide exhibit how matters raised in posthuman idea offer wealthy terrain for modern structure, making idea concrete. through assembling more than a few voices throughout diversified fields, from city geography to severe idea to layout practitioners, this anthology bargains a source for layout pros, educators, and scholars trying to grapple the ecological mandate of our present interval.
Case reviews include paintings by means of Arakawa and Gins, Arons en Gelauff, Casagrande, The residing, Minifie van Schaik, R & Sie (n), SCAPE, Studio Gang, and xDesign.
Essayists include Gilles Clément, Matthew Gandy, Francesco Gonzáles de Canales, Elizabeth Grosz, Simon man, Seth Harrison, N. Katherine Hayles, Ursula Heise, Catherine Ingraham, Bruno Latour, William J. Mitchell, Matteo Pasquinelli, Erik Swyngedouw, Sarah Whatmore, Jennifer Wolch, Cary Wolfe, and Albena Yaneva
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